Decatur is the largest city in Macon County, with a population of 70,746. An estimated 19.7% of its residents are in the 65+ age group, lured by Decatur’s small-town feel and low cost of living. It’s also a place where seniors can experience a range of modern and historical cultural activities, such as visiting the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum, which combines both, and the Wabash Depot Antique Centre, a stunning example of classical revival architecture that’s earned its place on the National Register of Historic Places.
Assisted living can be a good option for seniors who no longer can handle daily tasks easily, such as personal care, but are reluctant to give up their independence. The facilities offer clean and comfortable homes, 24/7 supervision, and meals prepared by chefs, while the residents are free to spend their time as they wish. Seniors can expect monthly costs in the region of $4,629 for an assisted living placement, a figure that’s about 7.4% above the national average of $4,300.
This guide considers assisted living costs in more detail, reviews the pros and cons of living in Decatur and lists some free resources for its seniors.